Forgotten Armies

Forgotten Armies

Britain's Asian Empire and the War With Japan

Book - 2005
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The vast crescent of British-ruled territories from India down to Singapore appeared in the early stages of the Second World War a massive asset in the war with Germany, providing huge quantities of soldiers and raw materials and key part of an impregnable global network denied to the Nazis. Within a few weeks in 1941-2 a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, almost effortlessly taking the impregnable fortresses of Singapore with its 80,000 strong garrison, and sweeping through South and Southeast Asia to the frontier of India itself. This revolutionary, absolutely gripping book brings to life the entire experience of South and Southeast Asia in this extraordinary period, telling the story from an Indian, Burmese, Chinese or Malay perspective as much as from that of the British or Japanese. Effectively it is the story of the birth of modern South and Southeast Asia and the hopes and fears of the dozens of forgotten armies' marching through the jungle battlefields, so many dying for causes swept away by the reality that emerged in 1945.

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2005, c2004.
ISBN: 9780140293319
0140293310
Branch Call Number: 940.5425 Bay 7783mm 1
Characteristics: xxxiii, 554 p. : ill., maps.
Additional Contributors: Harper, T. N. (Timothy Norman), 1965-

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